Saturday, January 30, 2010


I am blessed with wonderful friends! They will literally "Run The Extra Mile" with you! There are only 3 of us training for this marathon. One is "Miss Speedy" and another out of town this weekend--so I am on my on for today's long run.
All it takes is an email and the support I so desperately need comes out of the woodwork. I had 3 of the "Runners" join me from the beginning and another 5 join around mile 6. The first three dropped off at the mid point of 10 1/2 and the late joiners continued on After mile 15 or so, I lose all but one and she runs with me until mile 19 when I turned to go back to my car for the last 2 miles.
21 MILES------I literally could not have done it like I did without them! They keep me entertained and share in the agony and listen to my moaning and groaning. God has reminded me this week what a great group of friends he has provided me with. I was reminded of the Blessing this morning as we ran in the bitter cold wind and snow flurries to complete my 21 mile run. They are like the "Energizer Bunny" ---they just keep me going!
I was pleased with my time and happy to report that after about mile 10-11 I completely forgot about the pain of my incision since all I could think about was the pain in my legs!
ONE MORE REALLY LONG RUN----PRAISE THE LORD Whose Glory I always run for!


Marylou said...

that is awesome! You inspire me to get out there and run (and also wish I was closer to a few of MY running buddies :)

The Tylers said...

I too was very grateful to the friends who helped me train for Boston. Wishing you the very best in your race!!!!